Where IT Spending is Headed

Where IT Spending is Headed

Where IT Spending is Headed

Projected change in overall IT budgets, including products, systems and staffing, over the next six months:Increase a lot8%Increase a little32%Stay the same47%Decrease a little9%Decrease a lot3%
Mixed messages about IT spending abound, including a surprising resistance to the mobile enterprise, says CDW’s October IT Monitor. The report finds that 40 percent of IT decision-makers expect their IT budgets to grow over the next six months. Not bad, but still the lowest level since October 2009. Meanwhile, about two-thirds of respondents said they would be replacing or upgrading existing hardware, software or services, versus the almost one-third who indicated they’d be buying new gear and software tools. Also, almost three-quarters of IT decision-makers say staffing levels in their IT organization will remain the same over the next six months; the good news is that less than 10 percent said they would made staff cuts. And with the spending uncertainty come some surprising results on the mobile front: Despite the massive shift to smartphones, tablets, etc., 75 percent of respondents said it was very unlikely their company would implement mobile devices for work-related activities.
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Brian joined Baseline in March 2006. In addition to previous stints at Inter@ctive Week and The Net Economy, he's written for The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., as well as The Sunday Tribune in Dublin, Ireland. Brian has a B.A. from Bucknell University and a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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